Teenager loses out on £44,000 cash find
A Norfolk teenager who opened a computer game box to find £44,000 inside, will not be keeping the money.Police today said the cash was being returned to a Birmingham businessman after a joint investigation with revenue and customs officials.
A Norfolk teenager who opened a computer game box to find £44,000 inside, will not be keeping the money.
Police today said the cash was being returned to a Birmingham businessman after a joint investigation with revenue and customs officials.
The un-named youngster from the Aylsham area found the money 65,000 euros - in a PS2 he bought on Ebay for £95 in March this year.
His family contacted the police, whose economic crime unit officers began an investigation, and won an order under the Proceeds of Crime act to keep the money while its origins were traced.
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Today Norfolk police said the case had been “formally discontinued” and the money returned to Fahad Ahmed of Com2K Limited, Birmingham.
However they added it was “without prejudice to any future enforcement action that Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
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may take against Mr Ahmed or his company”
At an earlier court hearing Mr Ahmed said he was looking after the money for his brother-in-law who had come to the UK from Pakistan to buy some mechanical equipment in Scotland. He hid the money in the PlayStation box and an employ had mistakenly sent it off to Norfolk.
At the time Mr Ahmed admitted said it was unusual place to keep the cash, but that if he put it in the safe it would have been the first place burglars would have looked.